La Mode Classic



$125,000 LA MODE CLASSIC
Red Carpet Lanes, Green Bay, Wis., Aug 5-9, 1989

Pencak Packs La Mode Crown

Jim Pencak of Mayfield Hts., Ohio, captured his first PBA title here in the $125,000 LaMode Classic at host Red Carpet Lanes. Fourth-seeded Pencak defeated leading qualifier Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 231-216, for the $18,000 first prize and earned an Invitation to the 1990 Firestone Tournament of Champions at nearby Fairlawn, Ohio.

The championship game was tight throughout until Pencak opened in his seventh frame, falling to convert the 4-6-7 split and allowing Ferraro an opportunity to put some distance between the two. Ferraro then doubled, but Pencak answered with a four-bagger and nine-count to force Ferraro to double and four-count for the victory. He left the 2-pin on his first shot In the 10th frame for his third runnerup finish of '89, but the $9,500 consolation check did push his yearly earnings over $100,000.

Pencak said, "If Dave would've thrown three strikes to beat me I would've offered the biggest congratulations to him because I knew I did the best I could. I felt the crowd got behind me because my emotions out and the fans seemed to like that. I told my friends this year I was going to win, and that was after I had gone eight weeks without a check!"Ferraro obviously was disappointed and said, "At least I had a chance to win this time, but I wish I could throw the shots again. I guess it wasn't my destiny."

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Jim Pencak, Mayfield Heights, Ohio879 (4 games)$18,000
2Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.216 (1 game)9,500
3Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.219 (1 game)7,000
4David Ozio, Vidor, Texas191 (1 game)5,500
5Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.202 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Pencak defeated Westlake, 220-202; Pencak defeated Ozio, 204-191; Pencak defeated Palombi, 224-219; and in the championship game, Pencak defeated Ferraro, 231-216.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9290 221.2 16-7-1 495 9785 
2Ron Palombi, Jr., Erie, Pa. 9299 221.4 14-9-1 435 9734 
3David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 9182 218.6 14-10-0 420 9602 
4Jim Pencak, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 9210 219.3 13-11-0 390 9600 
5Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9108 216.9 12-11-1 375 9483 
6Jimmy Keeth, W. Palm Beach, Fla. 9021 214.8 14-10-0 420 9441 $4,000
7Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 9095 216.5 11-13-0 330 9425 3,600
8Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 9033 215.1 12-12-0 360 9393 3,300
9Tom Adcock, Maroa, III. 9030 215.0 12-12-0 360 9390 3,000
10Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9023 214.8 11-13-0 330 9353 2,800
11Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla. 8828 210.2 16-8-0 480 9308 2,600
12David Traber, Woodstock, III. 8921 212.4 11-13-0 330 9251 2,400
#13David White, Oklahoma City, Okla. 8928 212.6 10-13-1 315 9243 2,200
14Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 8867 211.1 12-11-1 375 9242 2,100
15Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev. 8857 210.9 11-13-0 330 9187 2,000
16Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla. 8822 210.0 12-12-0 360 9182 1,900
17Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 8811 209.8 11-12-1 345 9156 1,800
18Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8805 209.7 10-13-1 315 9120 1,700
19Tommy Martin, Memphis, Tenn. 8753 208.4 12-12-0 360 9113 1,600
20Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, III. 8765 208.7 11-12-1 345 9110 1,500
21Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 8762 208.6 11-13-0 330 9092 1,400
22Bruce Hamilton, Seattle 8675 206.5 11-13-0 330 9005 1,350
23Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla. 8773 208.9 6-18-0 180 8953 1,300
24Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. 8600 204.8 11-13-0 330 8930 1,250

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25David Whitehead, Las Vegas, Nev.$1,080
*26Jon O'Drobinak, Glendale Hts., Ill.1,160
27Harry Sullins, Sterling Hts., Mich.1,020
28Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,000
29Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich.990
30Dennis Rakauskas, Clarks Summit, Pa.980
31Daniel Goepfert, Monroe, Wis.965
 Billy Young, Tulsa, Okla.985
33Don Moser, San Jose, Calif.950
34James A. Miller, Tempe, Ariz.940
35Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio930
36Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla.920
37Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis910
38Richard Abboud, Omaha, Neb.900
39Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla.890
40Dave Bolles, Lodi, Calif.880
41Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.870
42Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas860
43Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan.850
44Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis835
 Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif.835
46Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif.820
47Rod Singer, Columbus, Ohio810
48Jimmie Pritts Jr., Methuen, Mass.800

*- Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Ron Palombi Jr., 4148. 24th place - Sam Maccarone, 33794. 48th place - Jimmie Pritts Jr., 3694. # - David White rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS - Joe Berardi, Brian Voss, Bob Benoit, Don Genalo, Rodolfo Monacelli Jr., Parker Bohn III and David D'Entremont ($50 each), Ricky Corona and Dave Husted ($25 each).